I know it's tempting to hold your baby while as a passenger in a car, especially if they are upset and crying. But if you are the only one seated belted in and you happen to get into an accident, they will act as your airbag and take the impact of your body. They are often thrown from the car as well. If you love you child, make sure they are safely and securely belted into the proper infant seat, car seat or seat belt.
So many lives could be saved if only people wore their seat belts. If you get into a serious accident and you don't have your seat belt on, you could be thrown from the vehicle. In most cases, the accident victim could have survived or would be less severely injured if they had only worn their seat belts. Please make sure your children are always belted in properly, even if you're only driving a very short distance. It could make the difference between life and death.
Theodore J. Caliendo, M.D., A Medical Corporation 27800 Medical Center RD, Suite 204 Mission Viejo, California 92691 949-364-3532